BEACH SHELLS & A BIRTHDAY - what you can do with simple shells

We saw some rose shaped necklace charms made of
 shells in a shop while on vacation in Florida.
So I decided to make my own and share it with you.

Both George and I love collecting the beach shells
 when we walk the gulf shoreline. 
Once we get home I use the collection to make
 something to remind us of each year's adventures.

These are some of our treasured finds this year.

I will show you how to take this pile,

and create one of these beautiful roses.
Instructions can be found here <----
Now on to my 40th birthday today
 and at dinner tonight I
 will be giving each my sister, mother, and my
 daughter one of my necklace creations.

  Cross your fingers they will enjoy receiving them
as much as I enjoyed creating them.

I'm sharing this at:

Beyond The Picket FenceA Little Knick Knack 

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  1. Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful time!

  2. Happy Birthday...Love the comment about your age!!! Now...that is attitude...the good kind!!!
    You'll never get "old" because you are all about learning and creating...
    Have a beautiful birthday weekend!!!

  3. These are SO BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to see the tutorial on how to make them :)

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  4. I love it!

    I have so many small shells from Florida and now I know what to do with them.


  5. Oh, my goodness. A rose made out of shells. How creative and fun is that?! Cool.

  6. I heart your blog-you are a girl after my own heart. I adore your necklaces. I love the coast! Would you be interested in guest blogging? I think you'd fit right in with us. Cheers

  7. Gorgeous! I'm in love with the pink one! You should sell these!